Become a Business Leader

Earn your MBA online in only one year!

A part-time, two-year track is available for students—like you—with busy lives!

Become a leader of change in your organization by completing Bluefield College’s 100% online Master of Business Administration program. Our MBA gives you the skills necessary to lead in the 21st Century business environment, in ways that are socially, environmentally, and economically responsible. With small classes, where students get to know their faculty members and fellow students, you will develop leadership competencies that can be used in various diverse organizations. BC’s MBA is designed to help you reach your goals and take your career to the next level.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the MBA program is limited to candidates who demonstrate the ability to perform on the graduate level; however, the GRE and GMAT are not required.  Evidence of the following criteria are submitted as part of the application:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Students with a lower grade point average may be admitted on a provisional basis.
    • Official undergraduate transcript, which displays the degree conferred must be provided.
  • Two years of current work experience
  • Three positive recommendations.
  • Completed application for admission.
  • Evidence of English proficiency for international students.

Specializations

  • Leadership
  • Healthcare Administration

Advantages

  • Set your own pace of study with full-time or part-time options!
  • Receive a competitive tuition rate!
  • Participate in internship opportunities!
  • Attend small classes with faculty who have real world experience in business!
  • Build a portfolio to accelerate your job search!

Program Outcomes & Courses

Upon graduation from the Bluefield College MBA program, students will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Evaluate, organize, and utilize information through the use of critical thinking skills
  • Understand contemporary and historical business issues
  • Use interdisciplinary thinking to recognize and solve business problems
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, using a variety of delivery methods
  • Use scientific and quantitative reasoning to make business decisions
  • Engage in local and global communities as a servant leader

MBA Coursework

Core Courses:

  • Management Theory and Leadership
  • Marketing Management
  • Legal and Ethical Business Issues
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Capstone – Global Business Internship*

Leadership Specialization Courses:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Research Methods and Application
  • International Business
  • Operations and Project Management
  • Select one of the following courses:
    • Impact Investing
    • Social Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

Healthcare Administration Specialization Courses:

  • Introduction to Health Services Systems
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Healthcare Financial Management
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Select one:
    • Social Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship
    • Healthcare Leadership and Change
*The MBA Capstone is completed over 16 weeks (two terms).

Capstone & Internships

The capstone course includes an extensive and reflective team-based service-learning project that is based in a business, community center, state agency, or non-profit organization. The placement acts as a laboratory to teach students about management, leadership, and organizations. In addition, students participate in GSB, a business simulation, with other MBA students across the United States. As collaboration is valued, team presentations are required. The course develops skills in leading teams, organizations, community partnerships, and societal and global management initiatives. The capstone is a six-credit course that can be completed over two terms.

Students may elect to complete the internship at their current place of employment by tackling organizational problems or issues outside of their day-to-day duties. For more information on possible internship opportunities, schedule a call with the MBA Executive Director Dr. Sharon Perot.

Career Opportunities

A Bluefield College MBA will open doors to new and varied career opportunities. Several career options are listed below; however, the MBA is a diverse credential that is utilized in many fields.

  • Healthcare Administrator or Manager – Jobs for healthcare managers and administrators are increasing at a much faster rate than other jobs. The MBA Healthcare Administration will prepare you for these new positions by combining courses in leadership and healthcare activities.
  • Information Systems Manager – The MBA will provide skills that IT professionals need to move into leadership roles like a CIO or CTO. Students interested in cyber security can complete the MBA and a BC certificate in cyber security.
  • Business Operations Manager – Help solve operations issues with an MBA. Courses in operations and project management will give you the skills needed to add value to any type of organization.
  • Marketing Manager/Analyst – An MBA provides critical business tools for individuals seeking management positions in marketing areas like advertising, promotions, and sales.
  • Project Manager – A project manager oversees project completion including team leading, tracking workflows, and assigning deliverables and timelines. The BC MBA provides the skills necessary to understand business functions and prepares graduates to facilitate on-time delivery of projects.
  • Criminal Justice Manager/Leader – Leadership positions in law enforcement, corrections, forensic science, cyber security, private industry, nonprofits, and criminal law careers are available to criminal justice professionals who complete the MBA.
  • Public or Nonprofit Leader – Managers need business skills in all types of organizations. Public and nonprofit organizations hire MBA graduates for leadership roles in fields such as human resources, accounting, public relations, and operations.
  • HR Manager – Nearly every organization employs a HR manager! With a BC MBA, you will be prepared to oversee the recruitment and hiring of new staff, as well as the administration of benefits.
  • Entrepreneur/Small Business Owner – For individuals interested in opening or managing small businesses, the MBA provides a well-rounded education in functions that are critical to small business success such as accounting, operations, marketing, and legal issues, among others.
  • Sports Management – As the field of sports and exercise science continues to grow, leaders who understand how to lead and manage sports organizations are needed. Skills in financial management and leading diverse teams are an important to the success of fitness and recreation companies.


The online Master of Business Administration degree is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

I feel honored to be a part of this program. I must say that my undergrad with Bluefield was an awesome experience. From professors to advisers, they all made sure that I succeeded. The master's program thus far has been an even better experience. All of the professors have been amazing to work with. I just love this school because not only has it given me an excellent education, but the staff has been absolutely wonderful to work with. This experience does not happen at all schools and I am so fortunate that I chose and was accepted to be a part of this school.